Former England and Manchester United player Phil Neville has talked about Newcastle United and John Carver on BBC’s Match of the Day and Phil ended up saying almost everything at Newcastle looks to be in a sorry state.
Phil Neville – Newcastle a sorry state
John Carver has been making the headlines yet again with some of his comments yesterday, and he seemed to try to separate himself from his players after the 3-0 defeat at Leicester, and stupidly accused Mike Williamson of getting himself deliberately sent off.
How can our players get behind a coach who keeps hanging them out to dry – so to speak?
That was the Foxes’ biggest win in the Premier League this season and Newcastle’s eighth defeat in a row under John Carver.
The Geordie coach has now tasted defeat 12 times in the 17 games he has managed, with only two wins and Newcastle are now real relegation candidates having taken only 9 points from their last 16 league games – which in a 38 game season would amount to just 21 points.
This is some of what Phil said:
“Mike Williamson’s sending off I thought was a reckless challenge.” “But I don’t think he did it on purpose and that was a silly comment from John Carver to suggest he did.”
“But I look at Newcastle and see the supporters protesting, the manager having a go at the players and the players playing like that. They’re in a sorry state.”
Newcastle are now just two points above the relegation zone and 3rd bottom Sunderland, who have a game in hand on the Magpies, and if they win that game in hand they will go above Newcastle.
It remains to be seen if Mike Ashley will make any changes in the final three games of the season to end this horrific run under John Carver, who is simply way out of his depth in the Newcastle job.
We are hoping something is done, like bringing in another coach who is better and more experienced than John Carver.
But John Carver is part of the clique at Newcastle, and he has gone out of his way this year to support Ashley and Charnley in everything they have done this year – most of which has led to this shocking collapse.
That includes agreeing with Lee Charnley in January that Newcastle didn’t need any new players brought in when it was obvious to every sane human being that our squad was decimated.
But with £34M in the bank the club decided to try to get buy without spending a penny on new players (what again?) – and they are now being found out big time.
John may be too much of a consummate yes man and too infiltrated into the current Newcastle clique to be fired – which is what should happen in any normal club
But of course Newcastle is not a normal club, and this year we have been the worst club in the Premier League – ever since Alan Pardew left at the end of last year.
We deserve to be relegated if we lose our last three games of the season, which would make it 11 defeats in a row.